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viable, the better off we are. in san francisco there's more dogs than children. finding a viable use for dog poop. >> proenvironmental policies, that's a way to win hearts and minds. >> good evening i am the director of the culture association and devoted to the program and here we have master of arts. (applause). (speaking spanish) (speaking spanish). >> what he is saying that thanks to the bant. bante he got funding for of the peru vaifian culture and got approved. >> (speaking spanish). >> okay. >> good. (speaking spanish). >> so we have a variety of instruments -- that we're going to be showing you. >> (speaking spanish). >> the name of the instrument is called tale boheha. >> (speaking spanish). >> it was a time in peru when the africans were prohibited from playing or making instruments. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were forced to make their own instruments. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they use the surroundings and big jars and they used to have water or other type was drinks. >> (speaking spanish). >> covered with leather skin. >> (speaking spanish). >> and they make
of the movements were -- they were used in the dances that we have today. >> (speaking spanish). >> this movement -- >> span spanish. >> are >> >> (speaking spanish). >> are here and it means soul. >> (speaking spanish). >> and when we go to move our bodies -- >> (speaking spanish). >> they mean the essence. >> (speaking spanish). >> when they go to work the earth -- >> (speaking spanish). >> is the contact with our mother nature. >>nature -- >> (speaking spanish). >> that will live us food, take care of us and receive us before we die. >> (speaking spanish). >> we also have this and movement of work. >> (speaking spanish). >> or conversation. >> (speaking spanish). >> which is the key to receive love. >> (speaking spanish). >> and all these type of movements were followed by this style of dance with its own co n coring on gravy. >> >> (speaking spanish) (music). (applause). >> can you play the music please? >> i want to dance with everybody. >> well, he's not there. (music). >> okay do you have any questions? we need to have some minutes and would like to answer some questions. yes? >> (inau
wants, this man will find. tag along with us as we go on a produce pursuit in northern california. then, meet a farmer who is surrounded by his favorite things--his berries and his brothers. finally, think starting a vegetable garden is hard? our expert has advice to get you started and on your way to a homegrown meal in no time. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> so we all know that california is king when it comes to growing citrus. and when it comes to growing lemons, no one is bigger than this ventura county farm. and with over 7,000 acres of lush lemon trees, limoneira isn't just the biggest lemon grower in california, but in all of north america. based in santa paula, the farm is a testament to what hard work and determination can do. foundi fathers nathan blanchard and wallace hardison first bought the land way back in 1893 and named the ranch limoneira, which means "lemon lands" in portuguese. >> and at the time, they wanted to bring about the first full-scale commercial operation citrus ranch in the u.s. and fro
that already and have questions. we want it as a discussion than us lecturing you on what we finds to be successful. that's the way the workshop is going to go. i will pass it along to our panelists to introduce themselves and talk about their organizations. thank you, again, for coming. [applause] >> hello i'm charl davis program direct for the mo magic which is western addition fillmore of adolescent growth in our communities. i'm a resident of the western addition and been doing work in the community before this was organized. mo magic is part of the bay view mag i believing in the public defentders office it started in the bay view in 2004. last year supervisor mirkarimi liked the work that was doing done with be magic and wanted it expanded to the western edition. as of november of last year the program was organized. it seeks to bring community based organizations. cities and residents to talk about how to best serve the community and how we can work all together. we meet every other week in the western addition to discuss that. even though it's focused on the western additi
that. >> aye been using the bathroom in the back. [laughter] okay. bathroom humor now. we are getting low. any other questions? >> well thank you for all coming on your saturday. appreciate it. and remember your evaluations. we have a volunteer that will collect your evaluations. and thank you. we will see you soon. i have a card if anybody wants more information about the stuff we are doing. the models we are working on so thanks a lot. [applause] >> thank you very much. so i hope the first morning of the sifrt neighborhood empowerment summit was enjoyable. we will vote by applause, how about that. yeah! >> and hope you enjoyed the lunch as well. we would like to begin the mid day portion of today's summit and that is the keynote address that will be presented by latoya cantrell of the association of new orleans. i'd like to get that started in a moment. there were a few things i would like to give to our attention the evaluation form in our folder on the left side second page is critical. a lot of people provided insight in ways woo can improve things here. we would like to get t
and your strategies. block captains aided us in our recovery. block captains are people living on blocks who stepped up to say, i will be the eyes and ears of my area. i will walk and see who's back and who's not and their intensions. our block captain program is still alive now. we restructured it we are moving from who's back and who's not to dealing with the quality of life issues that arrive on a daily basis. whether it's you know crime, whether it's blight, whether it's zoning issues. people rebuilding and not adhering to the new zoning laws it's constant. i would also take you through marketing your neighborhoods now. starting to, we were digtus media inc. who was a corporation in san francisco provide us with light post banners with no cost and we were able to put them through the neighborhoods. it afforded the opportunity to have banners and what do you call them -- i can't think of the name, billboards throughout the neighborhoods to claim that broadmoored. it had an impact on people buying in the momentum and getting involved in the community and feeling that my neighborhood is
up. we took the information that was provided to us and we provided. the denial of permit was submitted to the department of public works. the department denied a permit application on july 14th. when we received the appeal from the merchant in this case. we did not receive a notification. we did our due diligence trying to figure out what is going on. we believe that we have followed all of our procedures. we request that the board uphold the decision. >> i have a question. what are the rules about smoking and outdoor seating? >> if the denial is up held and the business owner changes the business or cafe, are they prohibited from replying for a certain amount of time. >> typically this is a year. xdthis is under the same busines name and that the business merchant. this is still considered the same business. >> thank you. >> this has to do with the shared interests. do we know the salon as opposed to this table and chair or table and chairs? >> actually, one of the initial responses was from the business owner. there was some concern regarding no smoking and the awarenes
patients like myself that are able to use cpmc facilities. so far, cpmc has not agreed to any of this. our communities have the right to compete for jobs as well as health care at cpmc. thank you. commissioner miguel: thank you. [applause] >> good afternoon, your honor, ladies and gentlemen. i am proud to present myself. hei have been in the tenderloin area for almost 20 years. i understand the situation. we must be giving back. three years ago, and i was invited to join this group, this organization, and i asked quickly if it was a good organization where they are building a huge hospital and housing. i said that i would join the group, so that is why i am here in front of you. very soon, this very year, my family is coming soon. -- i'm sorry to mention this. the situation is quite difficult. it is really bad. that is why i prepare my family to join me. that is why i only want to ask people to consider our plea to give us the opportunity so that i can how's my family. it is a big family. -- so that i can house my family. i understand that is my only chance to get my family in the house. o
addition that they are doing at the top level. >> can you tell us what page? >> this is the planned said middle. -- submission. looking at the property, this is two weeks out and this is set back substantially from the front building wall and this extends further to the rear them the proposed addition will although there might be some shadow cast upon the rear from the house of the appellant. i see no reason why this board should deny the permit. >> the mind but in that picture back up again? -- do you mind putting that picture back up again? >> this is the top floor setback? >> that is correct. >> where is the rear of the project? >> that is right here. i believe that is the building wall. >> i was going to ask why you would not have them pulled this all the way back to match the appellant set back but it looks like it be in the garden? >> this would have an adverse impact on the rear yard. >> that is not a requirement. the project sponsor agreed to do this. >> that is often a good idea. >> that is not required. they don't see any need to have a shadow steady. >> is there a need for thi
the school supplies and healthy snacks. what we realized was our schools were important in the community. us with our community partners around our neighborhood went into our elementary school and started a pta. there hadn't been a pta there for 15 years mua lot of us don' have children. it doesn't matter you don't have to be a parent to be on the pta. i never knew thachlt we do events for the children with the pta. we also started and promoted and pushed to get a learning center in the public housing. and we get volunteers from all over the community to come in and volunteer in the community room in the schools and things like that. where that connects with the safety is because we feel that if you know your neighbors and they know you and especially the children that what we are building as a family. we want to build a family in our community because this is a great way to be safe. it would builds and opens a door when people in the community need support service like drug rehab. if we have homelessness and things like that. that we can actually build around the support network. we brought
arrests on that same block in the last 10 years. we used the stay away order. he came back and they arrest happened him right away and we haven't seen him since much this is someone in the neighborhood for years causing chaos. they really do work we are pushing that forward. we've talked to the da about it on extending the stay away order perimeters. the da when we met with her said it was really working with the judges. something to really think about and it's very powerful. the next person that was supposed to be here was our city attorney's office. he couldn't stay for the second session. regina and i from mirkarimi's was will talk about a couple of our experiences and regina will give you the particulars about that. the city attorney office what we use them for is we had property owners and one property owner that owned a lot of buildings in our neighborhood and a lot of unsafe conscience unsafe as in drug dealers went on the property there was not a garage but an opening nothing to keep them out. violent people living in place. another property owner owned an illegal guest house on th
supportive of guiding me through the economy and how i can use my disability for benefits. i have been a client for about a year now, and received support and guidance from them. they have helped me with referrals, navigation, and websites to use, and how to survive through today's difficult economic times. i believe anyone can get a job, and i believe that anyone can reach their desired destination. care. pregnant women in labor will be forced to go across town by bus. thank you. >> think you. -- thank-you. >> thank you. i work for the general contractor as an intern. on one to say that there is vast experience from the u.s. and around the world. this is what these two companies have, they have a lot of experience. there was a lot of planning and a lot of consideration. they were expected to have this situation. every week, we have a meeting on what we have to do and every single week and every single week, these issues are addressed in town -- are addressed. this is a work in progress and that is why we are here. every square inch of the hospital has been planned. and the infirm and
and actually pg and e was an original founder that got us started on our efforts. and of the things we work on one is to maintain and to continue to update our neighborhood disaster response plan. we have been developing a plan and our updating it and continuing to revise it. the plan basically out lines how the various organizations within our network will work together and coordinate and consolidate their resources and efforts in the result of a disaster. the plan defines the roles the agencies will play. what roles will the medical facilities play and how the 3 will consolidate the resource. the crisis counseling what the roles are. also important factor obviously is how we can stay in communication in the aftermath. with the assumption in a major earthquake there may be not power or working land lines or cell phone service. one thing we did was to purchase radios for shart range communication and hand radios for our central system to communicate with dem and other organizations. sorry. >> and so, you know, and the plan also identifies potential shelter areas in the local area. also des
misconceptions' because we are not doing our part to help change it. if that is true, i want jerry to tell us whether or not he agrees with that assessment. >> do you agree with that? >> jonathan said something that i absolutely agree with. that is the media reflects what the public wants. in my view, the media, in general, feed a voracious appetite for vengeance by an informed public. often influenced by fear, prejudice, and ignorance. i think one of the reasons criminal defense lawyers argued so poorly is people do not understand the source of crime. they want simple, quick responses to a complicated long- term solutions. you cannot fight crime by doing what the governor is doing, cutting social services and building new prisons. [applause] you do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand. all of us who have been involved in the criminal-justice system know where people who commit crimes come from. they are poor people, people of color, victims of abuse, the mentally ill, people with substance abuse problems. there are the people that fall through the cracks of society. but that is th
: if the application was presented to bdi? -- dbi? >> they give us a permit application number. that was all they give us. we actually took the drawings away. it was going to be an over the counter revision. it was withdrawn, so there was no record of it. vice president goh: ok. >> scott sanchez, planning department staff. just to clarify, this is a printout from our property information system. the top permit is the june permit. this means it was given to the department of building inspection. if it was an over-the-counter permit, it does stay with the permit holder and they bought it from station to station. they may have just gone down, had the number registered, and taken the permit with them. i will let the deputy director kornfield elaborate, but that is my understanding of the process. that is what the plans may not be on file with the department. vice president goh: i wonder if i can see that again. that is revision 2. what is revision 1? >> the skylights and windows not visible from the street. vice president goh: to add skylights. that is dated april of this year. >> i think the permit was s
of what the other panelists have said are very useful. >> thank you. >> we heard from our exerts a lot about the successes and the tools and strategies that they use to really engage their communities. a lot of us in the beginning raised our hands and said we were very actively engaged in the community already. it's a good time to talk about the challenges that come up. i'd love to hear from you in the audience what you see as challenges. what you would like to hear our panel give advice to or just hear your concerns and see what we can do to offer you support. anybody have a question? yes. >> i have a question about [inaudible] what techniques do you suggest from revitalizing a neighborhood association and get people become on the positive track [inaudible]. >> okay. i know that the film crew needs us to repeat questions. the question is what do we do about burn out in the community when we have success in engaging people and the energy sort of deplates out, what do we do? >> i can start with that. involving a large section of the community who's interested. we ask for volunteers.
network all of us up here. i hope throughout the day it's driven home that it begins in the community. you can out reach to the organizations and city departments and get the support you need but it come back to the community. i really want you all to leave here today with the tools and strategies you need to go forth and do the right thing in your communities and build strength and power. it's up to all of us to continue to build community and organize. i thank you all for your participation. we will stay here for a bit to answer any other questions people have as they are leaving. thank you all very much. [applause]. i have a news letter and people have things to distribute. >> robert's rules in brief is right here. this is the break outsession on disaster preparedness. many of you were here for the lunchtime speaker talking about the broad more district about how community building before a disaster aides in recovery. and that's a lot of what we are trying to generate through the neighborhood empowerment network. we know in san francisco it's not if we have a big disaster it's when. us
renovation to our home that included the window replacement. maintaining our home is very important to us. the windows in our dining room were broken. we knew the windows were in dire need of replacement, especially after a particularly cold winter. we were not aware that a permit was required for when the replacement inside of a building. we began work without a permit. upon receiving a notice of violation, we immediately stopped work on the windows. we went to the building department, described the project, obtain a proper permits to replace the windows. we continue to work and replaced the broken windows with obscure glazed windows. there are no larger than the previous windows and are in the same location. they're actually a little bit smaller. here is what they look like before. and now after. same location, same size, a tiny bit smaller. they're now obscure. their replacement windows, not new construction. we received the appeal from the board of appeals and stopped work. we installed the windows and the interior. the building code requires us to maintain our building. they are a di
to folks like us, but it does not play all that well with people who are afraid of crime, people who are out of work. part of the message has to become it seems to me, going back to the sources of crime, not from an economic point of view, if you want to save money, you should do things that effectively will fight crime, as opposed to making you feel tougher and stronger. also, if you can get part of the message out that it is a tragedy when anyone is wrongfully convicted, for that person, for their family and friends, but the other part is, if there are wrongfully convicted, there is somebody out there who is actually the criminal. part of the message has to be financial. we have been told for years people vote with their pocketbooks, so you have to make a financial analysis. i am certain it would save an enormous amount of money. it also have to get people to understand by making the criminal justice system work, you make yourself safer. not just by feeding your ego or feeding your prejudice, let's get them, let's get them. you never know when you are going to be one of them. [appl
they are not afraid would be helpful for us. >> anybody in the audience want to speak to that specific issue? >> okay. >> do you conduct out reach in schools? and in public housing laelement and how do you work with rec and park. >> yes, yes and yes. with the schools we have red cross youth clubs. we do the training and first aid and cpr. we have the 1 minute announcements for everyday we do a preparedness message to get the school prepared. we do out reaches to schools and the pta's and churches and other organizations. we will come out to your homes, neighborhood associations. all we need to do for our free training is need a room with 20 people. everything else we take care of. >> we partnered with the disaster coordinator for the school district to train teachers and students. the students receive the 20 hours of volunteer credit if they take the training class. we are trying to start a team nert training program in the high schools. the health and science requirement is somewhat of a fit but whenever you add something to the school curriculum you take something away it's an about th
available from the apartment of zoning inspection. he could have called us to get a copy of the plan. our architect is here to speak on this matter and just to make sure that we did everything correctly. we engage an attorney to assist us in this process. we ask sure station request be heard as scheduled. i would like to ask my architect to come in and speak on the revisions. >> hello. the revision that was referred to was never followed through. there was some discussion about prefiguring part of each country of the decks so we applied for the permit revision and this is decided to be withdrawn. there is no revision of june 6th. >> is there any department the comments? >> is to any public comment on the rescheduling issue? >> commissioners. >> if the issue of revision is a moot than i am prepared to hear it tonight. >> can we hear from one of the department's about that issue? >> i tried to check on the tracking system on line. >> technically, the commission revision is still in the system. >> sorry to interrupt, technically it would be in the system, we applied for it but it was never r
. we will not fund you. that's not acceptable to us. >> it was originally 250 thousand dollars. so we were well over that 25 percent match. we asked for nearly a hundred i think. 99, 999 i think. >> you know, there's several businesses that a combination of my professional service were 30 grand i think. and businesses giving in cash grants and there was service people producing benches actual labor. there was i can't remember it breaks down for maintenance. maintenance is it's own thing. basically alot of cash from various businesses that pledged it. and there is a gap. i think, still. which is you know question mark still. may be more. [laughter] guesstimate. >> bases on that scale are expensive. anything that involved concrete is expensive much remoremoving . >> no, not in the end. >> was there a neighborhood organization? >> there is a neighborhood organization that encomp uses that area the hayes valley neighborhood association which i am a member of. and they have been supportive. something they plugged into immediately because it's in the market/octavia plan. it's identifia
congested. people will use this corner as a right-hand turn that will not stop. i think that this will cause problems and they will take into consideration the traffic study report. maybe we can have more crosswalks hot -- crosswalks. sometimes they do not. the second thing is to create more space on the sidewalk so that the residents will have more space because we do have a lot of people that are handicapped and have wheelchairs. all of that can be in consideration. i don't think that anyone who necessarily fight a hospital coming in but i heard some concern about the job. it is people in this committee. the community would love to have jobs in this area. even though they think that they have a voice, we are having the contention of 2010. if they would like to donate funds to us and our committee, we will be happy to accept the donations so they will be part of our community service. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am a resident in the tenderloin and i work as an organizer. a lot of good points have been made about people's concerns and the opposition. i will not repeat what has been said.
volunteer hours and given us a sense of hathey look like. that's what we really like. and the volunteer hours can be inunskilled labor or professional services those canning volunteered up to 70 dollars an hour. if you have an architect in the neighborhood donating their designs that's a 70 dollar value. you can quickly come up with a nice match if you have a robust community. that is the selling thing the more you have the more you can do and the more likely you will get our grant and several grants. and then you go to other grants from other institutions like san francisco beautiful. so then to further emphasize the community challenge portion of the match, we then score applications once they come in. with a heavy emphasis on community building and community benefits. if you have the application package it's self explaintory 35 points to community benefits. 20 points to neighborhood participation. 30 pounts toward project feasibility. the paps, 20 points is sort of furthered by 10 points in the community benefit's section. a lot is geared toward projects that have a lot of neighborho
imagine. first, start with the stuff that you like to put in your dishes. if you use a lot of parsley, put it in there. maybe broccoli, cauliflower? in my case, i'm a huge fan of fresh beets. i love beets. i also love arugula. there's nothing like an arugula salad. and heck, it works in soups and on pizzas. and i also use a lot of chives. so that's what's going to go into my garden. first steps with this wine barrel here include a little bit of gravel in the bottom, one to 2 inches. a high quality potting soil, too. be sure to read the label. you want things like kelp meal, feather meal, bat guano. this is good stuff for inside your garden. once it's in there, you're ready to rock and roll. you get planting by mixing in a diversity of plants. break up the roots a little bit. plant to the same depth as where the plant may have been inside the 6-pack. get a few of those guys in there. make it look pretty. it doesn't have to be perfect, because this is your home farm. some flowers. it's already looking wonderful. we don't want to forget some fertilizer, too. throw a couple of
use residential neighborhood. >> can you condition this 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.? >> typically, if this discussion happened at the directors hearing, there would have been restrictions placed on it. we could have done a conditional approval for six months to see if it is working. the applicant did not show up. he would not provide us alternatives or anything in this case. >> does your department have a good neighbor policies? >> typically, on the permits. >> did they deal with cleanliness? >> the wording of these types of permanence is due to the convenience of the property owner and to the enjoyment of the neighbors also, we tried it to evaluate how the neighbors are reacting. they would deny this because of this. >> do you have specific conditions? >> not muster has been objections -- not unless there has been objections. >> there are several that we issue for table and chairs. we have to figure out how we can possibly allow this department to stay. >> of the permits that are issued for the neighbors, is there some oversight if they were to become covered in graffiti or not c
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above the 1 ,000 square foot limit that he uses. he cuts it at that number. thank you. >> we can move into public comment then. i have nine speaker cards. given the hour, i am wondering if you want to recommend a different allotment of time. two minutes perhaps? is that acceptable? >> i have speaker cards. if people wouldn't mind lining up on the side of the room, starting with mary jane mikuria. dick, millet, noni, jill webber -- i apologize if i am not pronouncing your name correctly. angela, jackie gorman, shannon gorman, fleesh feng. please step forward. you have two minutes. >> hello. i live right next door to the old house. i also have a lot that is 100 by 25. my house is 1892, and i was not in the city at the time that the 1976 decision was made to add a new address to the same block. because it was the first address when i moved in there was 1120 19th street. there were chickens out front. when i came back three years later, there was a house there. the house, i thought, was not allowed to be there. now since, there was a new addition. the new addition was made just recently.
. originally, it was not there. but my structural engineer was trying to get us an addendum. last time we had this meeting, they would not approve. so we had to stick with the original approved plan. any questions? >> good afternoon. i am engineer of the project. -- the electrical engineer of the project. i sent a letter to the city of san francisco and talked to them about the door on the ground floor. the homeowners have no right to remove that door down there when they are going to create only access through the backyard. was that? president peterson: thank you. we will hear from the other side. >> is it done? president peterson: thank you. if we can hear from the appellants now, you also have three minutes. >> i am one of the homeowners adjacent. i am somewhat disappointed that after she had directives given to her by this body to produce certain documents -- the grading, the letters -- my understanding is she did not produce those. my greatest fear is that there will be a refutation of the last case we just heard. at this juncture, we need to make sure she follows the approved plans, not
transportation and this will expose more people to infectious diseases and may increase the use of ambulance services. the behavioral health care, they are already decrease in the beds at st. luke's and davies campus and there is also a plan for the pacific campus to decrease the number of the beds. also to raise healthy children, the california campus has one of the only pediatric emergency rooms in the city and that would be closed down. also to have improved health and access for people with disabilities. by eliminating debts and hospitals and to where this is underserved and eliminating the california medical center, this will be more to the call for patients to get to the hospital. they are also eliminating the subacute and acute rehab services and they're also removing dialysis. another goal on the list is to eliminate health disparities. i think that this will only increase the disparities of health care in san francisco and put a burden on the lower income people to try to get access to health care. thank you. >> thank you. buckham >> . -- >> . -- >> our future depends on cathedral h
. there are always changes there are always change in supervisors and merchants and the community it's a struggle. us with the captain he came in and it was so smooth. we were lucky i was worried. i never met him. he came in and it was wonderful. like we were skipping down the street together for years. perfect harmony. yeah, it's always hard and as far as us because we work on different grants and things together. we fight all the time because i consider them my family. you know how you fight with our family you are like don't call me again and the next day you call and say, what do we have to do. that's how it is for us. >> yes. >> uh-huh. >> >> right. her question is is talking about what the community's role is in the safety. and also what's realistic? i think that goes once again the realistic goal is everybody neighborhood's different. it depends on how many get involved in the beginning. the beginning of our model. i went to community meetings in the mission and hayes valley and even though i couldn't get my neighborhood rolling as fast as i wanted to and i'm an impatient person i went to t
to us. from our perspective, and we literally have a direct line of sight to the front of the 1120 19th street house. a lot split has no impact on us nor the surrounding neighborhood. the two homes are already physically separated by an existing fence. it is our understanding that the manabats have also agreed to never increase the envelope of the building. given that restriction, respect we fail to understand how a lot split would negatively impact or possess any detriment to the neighborhood. it seems more likely that not granting the lot split could have a potential negative impact on the neighborhood. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> good evening. my name is marie cross. my husband and i have been residents on the hill for nearly 20 years and live at 210618th street. we support the manabat's effort to subdivide their block. we were part of one that were approved at 701 vermont and 594 vermont. in the case of 701 vermont, a cause ruled by mr. badner, the similarities between the lot split are hard to ignore. in 701 vermont the lot contains an apartment building faces
what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. >> this morning, everyone, and welcome to the 2010 s justice some of. there must be justice. i want to begin -- to the 2010 justice summit. there must be justice. i want to begin by welcoming you. i am a public defender here in san francisco, and i will be overseeing the first part of the program today. we are going to be talking about something is called ordinary in justice. if you look if the word, it says, an unjust act, and within the criminal justice system, there are a lot of fun just as if that occur. we just do not hear about them. -- a lot of unjust acts that occur. we have probably all heard there have been 150 human beings who have been exonerated after being sent to death row. that means 150 people in this country were tried and convicted and sentenced to death and then exonerated face on mostly scientific evidence. some
clara. i want to start with amy and if you can tell us what is "ordinary injustice" and how does it manifest itself? >> ordinary injustice happens in a courtroom where there are smart, committed, hard-working people, professionals. but they are routinely acting in ways that fall short. what it is that people and their positions are supposed to be doing. and they don't even realize that anything is missing or that their behavior has devastating consequences for regular people's lives. so this is really the meaning of ordinary injustice that mistakes become routine and the legal professionals can no longer see their role in them. >> can you give us some examples of what you found in your eight-year saga of studying the court system? >> sure. the best way to perhaps get into it is to tell you how i first came across it. i had just graduated law school from stanford and i had clerked for a federal appellate judge in miami and the jurisdiction was florida, alabama and georgia and i wrote a story after my clerkship for the "nation" magazine and it was picked up everywhere. they said if
, that as human beings, we are not really comfortable with sex. some of us do not even know who we are, right? from day to day, right? you know, i mean, sex is a very complicated issue. the idea that sexual behavior and people's aberrations with it or problems with it or confusions should send them to present for life sentences. in wisconsin, they have the same thing in iowa and illinois -- actually have built prisons just for sex offenders. can you imagine? the entire prison are sex offenders, mostly young men. that is what they are. young men who are confused about their sexuality. as my son was or your son was. i'm going to continue with this, just some of the suggestions we have had. get rid of the word "officer." you have police officers -- isn't that enough? we have, like, 2 million of them. it should be social workers, correctional workers. parole workers. get rid of parole officers and probation officers all together. i call them resource centers so that when somebody comes out of jail or prison, that it would not matter if they came out of a mental hospital or and mentally retarded g
, thank you for joining us today and thank you for your support. >> matt ford, ladies and gentlemen. the bell ringing competition is a two-part event today. we have professionals competing for a number of prizes in the coveted title of world champion bell ringer. for the amateur portion we have executives from some of our local media outlets competing for first, second, and third place trophies. the competition started with preliminaries. 37 contestants went through filling out the paperwork and a chance to proceed to the finals. all cable car crews were invited to compete. this year they have six finalists competing here at union square, competing against the two-time current champion mr. leonard oates. going to be tough. two years with the tiara, hard to give up. individual trophies welcome awarded to all six professional bell ringers. first, second, and third prizes will not only win trophies but a most -- host of prizes from our he steemed sponsors. we have the prize table right next to all the lovely doughnuts at this time we would like to thank our supporters and sponsors, wit
in 1995, for nearly 15 years helps me to organize the convicts criminology group. there is now 30 of us. we are all ex cons, ph.d., and professors at different universities. because i'm a convicted felon, i should say i went to federal prison for nine years. >> [inaudible] i came to a public forum, which included a lot of attorneys, to try to rectify these matters. >> [inaudible] >> i am here. i will be outside for five minutes with this information. [inaudible] >> thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> continue, dr. richard s. -- dr. richards. >> [inaudible] >> we love the excitement. this is all intentional. >> i'm happy to be in san francisco, and that kind of brings me to the point i want to say. this morning, we were in the courtroom, and we have lawyers, public defenders talking about legal cases, talking about the roles they play. what i think has been lost here, and maybe even this gentleman kind of raised it, is what happens to these defendants? what happens when they go back into the court, into the lock up after they have pled guilty? about 95% of them pl
it over, and the judges were telling us, you are making a mountain out of a molehill. little did we know there was all this bubbling underneath, so it is true the onus of the burden is on the defense, because once we have the information we have to file the motion. it is a tremendous amount of work we have to do, but what we need to do is make sure there is a process so people who were convicted can bring their cases back to court. our next question from the audience says, in santa clara county when people plead guilty to misdemeanors, what happened? did they go to jail? for how long? what type of crimes? >> one of the chief dynamics that was happening was that many people were faced with a choice between staying in jail sometimes up to a week or even longer waiting for a public defender to get to their case for just to get out right fair, -- right there, because the judge was basically saying, plead guilty. what is the big deal? that was the impression. everybody was taking the deal. you could almost see them talking to each other. you could see them make that decision. any pointed out
from the court to the prosecutors, he had never seen a case that has seen more of use in his career. attorney general holder was right in terms of acting swiftly, in terms of throwing out that condition. he also stated that the department of justice's office of professional responsibility would investigate the actions of the two officers, yet a year after that, we still have heard nothing out of office regarding their conduct. the department of justice has publicly talked about how they increased training in terms of discovery obligations, and they have issued memos in terms of what they are supposed to be doing, yet they have yet to do anything regarding the behavior of those prosecutors. contrast that to the case that occurred a couple years ago, that boasts -- that of the prosecutor in north carolina, where six months after the charges were brought against the lacrosse students, and they were charged with rape, the defense attorneys uncovered evidence in the files, and north carolina is open, but they found evidence in the files showing their clients were innocent. the state atto
's the basis for land use regulation? health, welfare and safety of the community. what's the basis for environmental review? to protect the environment, including human life. a big issue in this proposed project is seismic safety. it's driving hospital rebuilding, and the standards of safety for patients in their beds. the larger issue is the safety of all of the citizens of san francisco in an emergency, and their access to acute care. the draft environmental impact report should have the context of a city wide hospital plan, not just the five sites included in the dee ir. another major issue, and i think you just heard it with the group from the near downtown neighborhoods is the medical needs of the residents in particularly near downtown neighborhoods in proximity to the proposed cathedral hill site. it's important not to shut out charitable care and to have only a high-end facility. this should be part of a city wide plan as well. a big issue for cathedral hill itself is transportation and the future capacity of our already stressed transit public system. this impact meets ser
put the exhibit to up? >> i am not used to overheads. i can take it out of the binder. this is the very front of my house. >> we might have a better idea if you can show us the property. >> are these the one that you reference to that are the clear story? it is this the window in the photo? >> yes. they cast a light in the living room. >> those are what you're talking about. >> that is the outline of where the addition would be. as you can see, it comes right up. there will be no light. this is really large. >> this is 15 feet with a minor pushout is to accommodate a stairwell. you need to know this said that from your house there. >> i think sacha this is more a around the range of 25 ft.. the floor that you see with the windows, that is just a bedroom and that is 10 feet by 15 feet. >> is this your room? >> no, that is the stairwell. that is pretty significantly. >> miami house was built in 1912. this was built in 1961. -- my house was built in 1912. >> good evening. i am the home alert at 675 arkansas street. the design i submitted meets all the planning department
for a couple of universities on very short notice but nothing having to do with us. without any basic knowledge, do become a rubber stamp for the departments to come before you such as planning and building. you don't have the basic knowledge to challenge them and as a matter of temperament, most of you don't have any indication that they will challenge anything from them anyway. >> is there any other public comment? >> thank you. i am an architect here in the city. on the case that is no longer before you. it has come to my attention that some of the information that was provided in the plan that was given to the department of building inspection is either false or misleading. if one compares the permit history of a building shows as constructed with a permit, that is what is in fact existing. if i have added a backroom to my house without a permit and that it plans that this is existing, the use of the word existing is not correct. how this happened, i am not entirely certain because i was not part of a process that produced those plans. i know that a licensed professional that stance plans h
into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go.
's unique, vertically challenged terrain. we are still using cars a century old >> the old cable car is the most unique thing, it's still going. it was a good design by then and is still now. if we don't do something now. it's going to be worse later. >> the cable cars are built the same as they were in the late 1800's. we use a modern machinery. we haven't changed a thing. it's just how we get there. >> it's a time consuming job. we go for the quality rather than the production. we take pride in our work and it shows in the end product. >> the california line is mostly locals. the commuters in the morning, i see a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car.
something for us by intervening, of doing something that these people become awfully rich, and you probably have been reading the paper. many of them are making $800,000 a year. i live with $400 a year, and you see me still functioning. why do people have to make so much money, and i have one of my friends that one time, he had an injury when a car hit him on the knee. it was coming up, and another car came, and i went to visit him at the hospital, and i was horrified that he was charged $30,000 a day or $30,000 a month or something like that. why do they have to charge so much money? it is not good for the people. what about our social security? they are taking away our money for future generations. please save st. luke's hospital. the hospital has to live up to that level or less. st. luke's hospital first. thank you very much. [applause] >> good afternoon. thank you, members of the planning commission -- >> we need you to speak right into that microphone. >> i am a resident of san francisco. i have lived in the mission district area for 11 years, and i'm a mother of two young boys. i wor
concerned and 100 of us signed the petition in protest. the e.i.r. is incomplete because it does not consider the um latif effects of unsafe -- also cpmn significant haded a plan including providing dial chris, and cpmc cannot be trusted. we ask you to hold their feet to the fire to ensure our lives are not put in danger by this plan. thank you. >> she's coming up. >> ok. in the meantime i will call some other names, marianne that ferris, jack scott, bernie con.
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